Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Magnetic nanoknots evoke Lord Kelvin's vortex theory of atoms
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—In the late 1800s when scientists were still trying to figure out what exactly […]

A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' response
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 11:43 am

In experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were […]

Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

An international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), CEA, and […]

Smooth propagation of spin waves using gold
Posted on June 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Assistant Professor Taichi Goto at Toyohashi University of Technology elucidated the noise […]